The Newest Foods At The State Fair Of Texas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The State Fair of Texas always brings out some of the most inventive and delicious foods. Past dishes – like Fried Butter and Fried Beer – even garnered national attention. So, with the fair fast approaching, a new list of tasty treats are ready to get your tummy rumbling.

The Big Tex Choice Awards, to be held this coming Labor Day, showcases the best of the new batch of foods. Judges will pick winners for Best Taste and Most Creative from a list which was narrowed down to eight finalists earlier in the month.

Below are descriptions of the yummy finalists, provided by fair officials. Win or lose, all foods will be available at the State Fair of Texas when the event kicks off on September 30 at Fair Park in Dallas. (Click here for more information about the fair.)

Buffalo Chicken in a Flapjack: A buffalo chicken strip is coated in flapjack batter, rolled in jalapeno bread crumbs, fried to a golden brown, skewed and served with a side of syrup.

Deep Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Fresh and sweet pineapple rings are delicately dipped in cake batter, fried and coated with a caramel, sugar and cinnamon glaze, with a cherry on top.

Deep Fried Texas Salsa: The spicy medley of jalapenos, roasted garlic, onion, tomato and pepper is rolled together, dipped in masa and covered in crunchy tortilla chips. Then, into the fryer and served with warm, creamy queso.

El Bananarito: A deep fried banana is rolled in a flour tortilla, topped with whipped cream, powdered sugar, a dusting of cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Top it off with your choice of hot caramel or chocolate syrup.

Fried Autumn Pie: A puff pastry is infused with a combination of pumpkin, cream cheese, powdered sugar and fall spices. The treat is then fried and rolled in ginger, cinnamon and sugar.

Fried Bubblegum: A light bubblegum-flavored marshmallow is dipped in batter and fried, then decorated with a swirl of icing and a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Hans’ Kraut Ball: Browned pork sausage, onion, garlic, a zing of sauerkraut, mustard and seasonings are rolled into a ball and covered with seasoned bread crumbs. Then the ball is fried and served with a choice of spicy mustard, raspberry chipotle or ranch.

Walking Taco: Seasoned hamburger meat, lettuce, onion, tomato, sour cream, salsa and grated cheese are mixed and served in a nacho cheese Doritos bag.

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  • Ana

    Why so much fried food? Cna’t you have something tasty that isn’t fried? No wonder everyone in Dallas is morbidly obese.

    • Raquel Craig

      you are OBVIOUSLY NOT from Dallas. Take a trip to the downtown/area so you can see ALL that Dallas has to offer. All of the city is far from being obese

    • Nobu and Kenichi RULE!

      Two words: Salmon sashimi. Two more: Bluefin sashimi. Two great things, rich in essential fats and oils that is not fried and loaded with carbs. To sashimi!

  • C Bauer

    Hans’ Kr@ut Ball is also a popular show on the Reeperbahn Straße in Berlin’s Red Light District.

    Yes, I realize the “@” instead of “a”, but if you spell it properly on this message board, it filters it as a racial slur against Germans and will not allow you to post. No kidding. Try it.

    • C Bauer

      Ooops. I meant Hamburg.

  • Wilford Brimley, The Diabeetus Guy

    Given the location of the Texas State Fair and what is served, the motto should be, “Your One-Stop Overpriced Destination For Diabetes and Carjacking!”

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  • Ed Sullivan

    Jesus Christ, that whole menu sounds like a disastrous recipe for projectile diarrhea. I hope Conan, Dave, and that anvil-jawed putz on NBC doesn’t hear about this “food”, otherwise, it will be a week of turning Texas into a national laughingstock!

  • NiteNurse

    It’s fair food. You’re not suppose to over eat. I’m sure eating a fresh salad while walking around will be practical.

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